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Doctor insights on: Products That Contain Vitamins A C E And B 3

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I see vitamin water drinks that claim to have B and A vitamins, biotin, and 1000iu of vit. D in one bottle. Are these a scam and/or safe?

I see vitamin water drinks that claim to have B and A vitamins, biotin, and 1000iu of vit. D in one bottle. Are these a scam and/or safe?

Better Sources: Vits: Vitamin waters are a reasonable beverage, as long as the sugar is low. However, to obtain your optimal levels of nutrition, one should try and consume Whole Foods. There are water-soluble and fat-soluble vits. Obviously, with a vitamin water, it may be a challenge to deliver to the body a fat-soluble vitamin like Vit. D. Food Sources of Vitamin D: Fish, Fish liver oils, Beef liver, cheese & eggs. ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins only contain beta-carotene. My diet includes foods with preformed vitamin a and carotenoid and wonder if my baby will be deficient.

Prenatal vitamins only contain beta-carotene. My diet includes foods with preformed vitamin a and carotenoid and wonder if my baby will be deficient.

Avoid preformed Vit: Preformed vit a is the most common known source of birth defects. That is the risk to the baby. Also avoid any additional beta carotene. Foods contain a variety of carotenes. Eat normal vegies and fruits..Note that metformin causes low vit b12. B12 can be checked by a blood test or it can be supplied as a supplement which is not a risk to the baby. Do not take preformed vit a except in very small. ...Read more

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Does vitamins a d and e contain hCG hormone?

Does vitamins a d and e contain hCG hormone?

No: There are no hormones in vitamin pills. Hcg can only be produced in the body or given by injection. ...Read more

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While taking a prenatal vitamin is folate (in whole food vitamins) and folic acid (synthetic vitamins) the same? Or is one better than the other?

While taking a prenatal vitamin is folate (in whole food vitamins) and folic acid (synthetic vitamins) the same? Or is one better than the other?

The same!: Folate is another name for folic acid, and for prevention of birth defects, or for any other purpose, there is absolutely no difference in effectiveness between Folic Acid that has been made in the lab and Folic Acid from a natural product. You should definitely take a prenatal vitamin that contains one or the other, but the manufacturing process is up to you! ...Read more

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What brands of vitamin c do not contain bioflavonoids or rosehips?

What brands of vitamin c do not contain bioflavonoids or rosehips?

Many brands: Many brands of Vitamin C do not contain flavonoids. I recommend Lypospheric C which is much better-absorbed than most forms of C. See http://www.livonlabs.com/cgi-bin/start.cgi/liposome-encapsulated/lypo-spheric-vitamin-c.html Another good choice is Buffered Vitamin C powder from Allergy Research Group. Pure Encapsulations and Thorne Research also have Ascorbic Acid and Buffered Ascorbic Acid. ...Read more

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Which vitamins/supplements are in cerefolin? Is it safe to take a vitamin b complex & multi vitamin with it?

Which vitamins/supplements are in cerefolin? Is it safe to take a vitamin b complex & multi vitamin with it?

See below: Cerefolin contains B12, folate, (folic acid) Riboflavin and pyridoxine. You may take Vitamin B complex and muti-vitamin with and you will be taking some of the same vitamins multiple times. Unless you have a specific condition and/or deficiency of a particular vitamin taking vitamin supplements has not been shown to improve health. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cod liver oil (which contains high amount Vit A) with a multivitamin (also containing Vit A)?

Is it safe to take cod liver oil (which contains high amount Vit A) with a multivitamin (also containing Vit A)?

Vitamin A: Unless you have a lab study indicating that your vitamin a is low I suggest you not use cod liver old unless your doc asked you to. High quality Marine Fish Oil would be a good substitute if you are not on a blood thinner. Please see your doc to coordinate this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is walgreens or whole foods the best brand of vitamin E supplement?

Is walgreens or whole foods the best brand of vitamin E supplement?

Neither: Depends on who makes it for them as neither makes their own. You need "mixed tocopherols" to benefit your health not just vit e which is usually just one form of the many and is a synthetic which is cheaper but can lead to bad outcomes. I use pure encapsulations brand, other good quality ones are from orthomolecular, metagenics. Read label and remember you get what you pay for! ...Read more

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If my multivitamin already contains all b vitamins would additionally taking a b complex be useless?

If my multivitamin already contains all b vitamins would additionally taking a b complex be useless?

Not necessarily: This depends on the amount ; type of b vits. In the multivit.Some mulitivits have only the recommended daily intake ; many folks benefit from taking much higher amounts. About half the population has genetic difficulty converting Folic Acid to the active form (l-5-mthf) ; those benefit from taking a vit. With the l-5-mthf form.Also, some need active forms of other b's such as pyridoxal-5-phosphate. ...Read more

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I was advised to avoid Vit C prior to having fillers, Juvederm. Is that for actual Vit C supplement or should I also avoid foods containing vitamin C?

I was advised to avoid Vit C prior to having fillers, Juvederm. Is that for actual Vit C supplement or should I also avoid foods containing vitamin C?

Vitamin C: There is no reason to stop Vitamin C before having HA facial fillers. If you want to avoid bruising, stop all aspirin containing medications or foods that can retard normal coagulation (green tea, garlic etc.). I do advise stopping Vitamin E. May be that is what they meant. I also recommend arnica montana for 3-5 days prior to the injection. ...Read more

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What is the difference between vitamin c & vitamin c bioflavanoids ? And which of them are safe to take if we are not eating vegies or fruits? Suggest

What is the difference between vitamin c & vitamin c bioflavanoids ? And which of them are safe to take if we are not eating vegies or fruits? Suggest

The vitamin C in: dietary supplements is usually in the form of ascorbic acid, but some supplements have other forms such as sodium ascorbate, calcium ascorbate, other mineral ascorbates, and ascorbic acid with bioflavanoids. Research has not shown that any form is better than the other forms. All are safe, but eating fruits and veggies is WAY better!! Please eat them:) ...Read more

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What foods or drinks have a good source of vitamin b5 and/or b complex?

What foods or drinks have a good source of vitamin b5 and/or b complex?

Top 10 high in B5: Liver bran sunflower seeds whey powder mushrooms caviar cheese sun dried tomatoes fish avocados. ...Read more

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Clearing B vitamins this week through NAET. Which foods do NOT contain any B vitamin or derrivitive?? Help, I'm hungry, lol

Clearing B vitamins this week through NAET. Which foods do NOT contain any B vitamin or derrivitive?? Help, I'm hungry, lol

Not many: Your NAET practitioner should have given you a handout about this. Essentially, the main allowable foods are actually junk foods; fried fish and frenchfries! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 3 multivitamins and 3 b complex vitamins daily?

Is it ok to take 3 multivitamins and 3 b complex vitamins daily?

Diminishing returns: Not really. That is a lot of unnecessary strain on your liver and GI system. No one in america with otherwise good health needs more than one of these. It is very true in medicine that more is usually not better. ...Read more

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Can I apply vitamin K and vitamin C directly on my skin ( vitamins from the drug store like liquid vitamins )?

Can I apply vitamin K and vitamin C directly on my skin ( vitamins from the drug store like liquid vitamins )?

Not advisable: not advisable, you may take them by mouth. The best vitamins are not in pills or syrup, they are in fresh leafy vegetable and fruits ...Read more